Persons already in possession of a pistol length barrel firearm with a stabilizing brace purchased prior to 01/31/2023, may complete a Form 1 within 120 days of the published date of the ATF Ruling in order to avoid payment of the $200 Tax stamp fee and to maintain the legality of the firearm configuration (now considered an SBR). During this time the stabilizing brace should be removed and separated from the firearm. Upon receipt of the approval as an SBR, a stabilizing brace or a stock of your choice could be added.
The ATF does not control parts and so stabilizing braces are able to be purchased separately by individuals. Stabilizing braces ARE NOT ILLEGAL, but when combined with a pistol length barrel, this combination is now defined as an SBR per the ATF Ruling as published on 01/31/2023. Firearms WITH a stabilizing brace can no longer be sold as a pistol.
HOWEVER, if a pistol length barrel firearm is purchased currently as a pistol WITHOUT the brace, the owner could then complete a Form 1. The $200.00 ATF tax stamp would apply, but the Form 1 process takes a much shorter time (1-2 months) versus a Form 4 (9-12months), and a Form 1 can be completed by the individual without involving a Class III dealer. With receipt of the Form 1 approval, the owner could add a brace or stock to the firearm. Please contact Freedom Armory (717) 227-9060 for questions related to these products.